|Object Name||Pan, Pie|
Red earthenware pie plate with lead glaze. Drape molded. Round with low curved sides and a coggled rim. Inscription in yellow slip: "Apple / Pie". Probably made by Asa E. Smith Pottery, Norwalk, Connecticut. Diameter is 11.375 inches.
|Acquisition||Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Leonard in memory of Mrs. Cornelius Leonard|
|Ownership and History||
Asa E. Smith (1798-1880) founded the Smith pottery in Norwalk, Connecticut, in 1825. The pottery made a variety of stoneware and earthenware jars, jugs, plates, platters, and pitchers, and was noted for its redware plates with script inscriptions painted in yellow slip.
This plate descended in the Wood family of Travis, Staten Island. It came to the Staten Island Historical Society in 1948 from the estate of Mary (Wood) Leonard.
|Maker||Smith, Asa E. (attributed)|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Food Processing T&E|
Leonard, Mary (Wood)
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